Ford’s driver-assist software known as BlueCruise is getting an update later this year that will add three new features through a free over-the-air (OTA) software update.
The first vehicle to get the update will be the 2023 Mustang Mach-E this fall, adding Lane Change Assist, Predictive Speed Assist, and In-Lane Repositioning.
Lane Change Assist
With the update owners with BlueCruise will be able to change lanes hands-free, but only after the driver taps the turn signal. According to Ford the system can also suggest a lane change if you encounter slow-moving traffic.
Predictive Speed Assist
As the name implies, BlueCruise will be able to automatically adjust the speed of the vehicle when approaching a sharp curve. To make sure the driver is aware of why the car is slowing down, there will also be a signal provided just before it is going to occur.
If you have ever felt uncomfortable driving directly next to a big truck, you will like In-Lane Repositioning. BlueCruise will be able to “subtly” shift the vehicle away from vehicles in adjacent lanes, while maintaining its position within the lane.
According to Ford more than 16 million miles have been driven using BlueCruise through the end of August 2022. BlueCruise only works on more than 130,000 miles of pre-mapped divided highways.
You can check out these new features in the video below.
We’re rolling out BlueCruise 1.2 with three new features: hands-free lane changing for easier passing, in-lane repositioning, and predictive speed assist to smoothly reduce speed into sharper curves. https://t.co/YHuTihks0w pic.twitter.com/nCNMLpsZtK
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) September 8, 2022